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Chicago 15, Katie 7, Strawberry Shortcake 4, Aflac 3, Harry Potter 3, Navy 3, America 3, O'hare 3, Robert Jordan 2, Umm 2, Oliver 2, Rahm Emanuel 2, Jackie Bange 2, Alvarez 2, Multigrain Cheerios 2, Pineapple Upside Down Cake 2, Us 2, Illinois 2, Peggy 2, Tsa 2,
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    November 21, 2010
    9:00 - 9:39pm CST  

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>> investigators say they found millions 234 cash along with merchandise that could have been dangerous to consumers and ended up back on the market. good evening, everyone, i'm robert jordan. >> and i'm jackie bange. >> reporter: they were arrested this week, and shut town and millions of dollars in cash are
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on the streets. . >> reporter: the two resold stolen goods in a mainly fencing operation. alvarez said the pair brought nearly $26,000 in goods from undercover officers during a four-month investigation with an actual retail value of about $114,000. >> they would remove security tags. identification labels and in some cases, alter expiration dates, which would be repackaged for and sold. >> reporter: both now face theft anticipate money laundering charges. alvarez says schemes like this one are not only hurtful financially to businesses and consumers, they have the potential to be very dangerous. >> shop lifting ring steals products as over-the-counter products and insulin formula
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and change the expiration date on the products, it can be potentially dangerous to consumers out there. >> reporter: aj has been released on bail. his brother, vj remains behind bars while an issue over his passport is sorted out. >> the founder of chicago's desal bow museum of archdiocese american history was died. dr. march get bower rows died at her family home surrounded by family. she was 95 years old. she was an artist, teacher who moved to chicago in her teens after being born in louisiana. she and her husband founded the museum in the 1960ss. the museum -- reabion to her death is coming in from around the world, including the white house and president obama. a public memorial service for the doctor will be held after the holidays.
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>> a predawn hit and run if chicago's edge water neighborhood send as 37-year- old man to the hop. police say the victim is in very serious condition. it happened around 3:30 in the morning in the 5900 block of northridge avenue. the man was struck by a red ford traveling west on ridge. police are still looking for that driver. >> despite a public outcry and a call from the white house to consider less intrusive techniques, the head of the tsa said there will be no changes to the current airport screening procedures. the head of the tsa said he understands the sensitivities of passengers and the concern that the pat down are intrusive, but he said they are necessary to stay ahead of terrorisms. >> standard operating procedures for the pat down, so, from the horror stories i have heard, they are frankly
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inaccurate, misinformation or whatever, a number of people who have been touched, as you say, patted down in a way they never expected. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton said today that officials are looking for ways to reduce the impact on travelers. she says that she would not submit to a pat down if she could avoid it. >> claiming it's cheap and easy, al-qaida is promising more small scale terrorism like the mail bombs that were addressed to a chicago sin going, dubbed by al-qaida as on rake hemorrhage, the plot involved placing mail bombs on cargo planes. the october attacks were stopped by authorities before the bombs could go off in the online english magazine, al- qaida said it is part of the strategy to replace larger attacks with harder attacks to hit the u.s. economy.
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>> . the vatican said that the pope is standing firm on the catholic church's opposition to birth control, despite his comments that condom use is acceptable in some circumstances. pope benedict xvi is quote as saying cases for such as a male prostitute, condom use could be something toward preventing aids. >> they rahm emanuel has an idea for fighting crime in chicago. he wants to use some of the
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controversial tax increments, so-called tip funds to hire more police in blighted areas. >> i want part of unused tip dollars, which would be $25 million to be used to hire 250 police officers for the tactical response unit to go to high crimes areas. >> rahm emanuel said those additional officers would create neighborhoods that become centers for economic growth. he would need to get approval to use the funds force more police hyers. >> kicking off another day of campaigning by meeting voters and eating breakfasts. at a famous cafeteria, a favorite of president obama in hyde park. he has september the past several weekends going for
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voters across the state. >> with the holiday season fast approaching, an inside look at what is going to be hot. >> from caterers to cakes to goodwill, how a weekend bridal exbow is helping out after a fire in a south suburban bridal shop. >> how a local woman ended up with more than 1,000 messages of support for her daughter. hi, jim. >> a crazy weather weekend in storm and each successive storm will be bringing in more cold air. the details and the full forecast, still ahead. i love my curves.
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in oak park, a welcome home for a hero. marine staff sargeant derrick westmoreland came home to his family and children. the 33-year-old career marine sargeant served multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. westmoreland in his dress blues and uniform decorations, all full there and they all bear witness to his combat record. he is now taking an assignment stateside. he was escorted home by volunteers from operation welcome home illinois. >> navy pier is always a fun place to take the little ones. this weekend, they got a bonus, a huge one, the annual toy and game fair. >> ran randi bellisomo had the
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assignment of having a date at the fair. >> reporter: no better place to play. an annual event at navy pier that draws 125 toy makers from around the world. >> this is a time to get out and meet the inventors of those games. >> reporter: some exhibitors are ones you know, like hasbro. >> it's a great way for kids to show off their stuff. >> reporter: then, there is wobble, a brand-new challenge from the netherlands. >> it's fun for all of the family. >> reporter: try night favor, no matter what mom tells you, you can use it inside. >> we developed model green cars. boats, truck, that kind of things. >> reporter: owes classics got us going -- >> you are so good at this
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game. >> but the kids like a little faster pace. "star wars" guys and since we are huge "star wars" fans, that is pretty much worth the price of admission. we are pretty excited. >> reporter: 20 million scooters have been sold in the last decade. it's estimated two-thirds of american kids have one of these in their garage. maybe i should have taken a spin on the rip ryder instead. it's closer to the ground. >> it's updated with wheels on the back. >> reporter: you would think a show like this would be for holiday gift ideas. >> good for christmas ideas or something you will buy now? >> probably now. >> reporter: you are not waiting for christmas? >> probably not. i don't think we'll get out of here with finding some ideas to buy this weekend. >> reporter: too much the kids want to take home right now. >> nerf gun. we like the rip ryder,
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right? >> i do. >> thousands of excited brides attended the chicago bridal expo, today. more than 100 vendors set up display. brides and their grooms, pulled probably by their ears, were able to look at flowers, cakes, dresses and invitations. this was also the location for a dropoff of used wedding gones. donations were accepted for those that lost their gowns in the oak lawn fire that destroyed eva's bridal last week. >> fans of "star wars," rallying around. how a blog posting turned into an overwhelming outpouring of support. >> guess who is back to rule the box office? we'll tell you how much the latest "harry potter" movie took in this weekend.
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may the force be with katie. >> that's right as more and more reports of cyber bullying surface. >> a young "star wars" fans is getting a boost from the internet. >> that is awesome. >> reporter: kerry is a ben roethlisbergerer on chicago now. com. author of "portrait of an adoption. " she writes about life about her adopted daughter, katie, who has one special obsession. >> she is definitely a "star wars" fan. >> reporter: what do you like about "star wars"?
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>> i dressed up for halloween asprin says lea. i like her because she and luke are brothers, brother and sister, i should say. they are adopted, like i am. >> reporter: when katie's mom allowed her to pick out a water bottle for school, it was an easy choice. >> because you press this button and then it flips up. >> reporter: proudly bring her jedi water gotle to school, katie did, but soon, she had a change of heart. >> when i first brought it, some boys at school teased me and they said that only boys liked "star wars," not girls. i felt really bad. >> it's particularly awful where there is something they are so excited about and then suddenly, it's something they are afraid to carry. i explained to her that at the
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age they are at, everybody is sort of figuring everything out. this is the time. this is the typical time in these little boys lives and they are trying to label the world and understand it. >> reporter: kerry did what every good mommy blogger would do. she took to the internet telling about her daughter's encounter with the dark side. >> i saw it as an opportunity to write about it and say this is where we need to get it. this is where it starts. the children right now that say hey "star wars" is for boys, that's pretty innocent, but here's our chance to educate them it's actually not just for boys. >> reporter: kerry's blog is generally viewed by a few hundred people. a couple of days after her "star wars" post went public, she noticed a few more comments than usual. >> we sat down and she started to read thements and she was giddy. >> reporter: by friday morning, her story was the talk of "star wars" universe, having been
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viewed more have -- more than 80,000 times. it nearly shut down chicago now. she would giggle particularly if she would read, "hi, katie, i'm a woman and i wear glasses and i'm adopted and you are not alone." >> reporter: all together, more than 1,500 supportive comments. >> i was teased a lot for being different. >> people are reading your story all over. thousands and thousands and thousands of people. >> every couple minutes, it changes to be more people that read it. >> reporter: does that make you happy? >> the day after katie became an internet sensation, she probably wore her father's "star wars" shirt to school. her parents plan to printout all of the online comments and bind them in a book so katie
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knows she not alone. >> down the road when she is a pre-teen, she will have points in her life where she will be sad and i think it will cheer her up to read thousands and thousands of letters to her saying you are okay. it's okay to wear glasses, it's okay to like "star wars." it's okay to be you. >> cool girl and i'm a fan of katie, all right. >> absolutely. >> put me down as number one fan and jackie, we think you are very cool. and you can find more information about katie on marcus' blog at chicago not now. com. >> if you would like to send some shoutouts to katie, facebook has been created in
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her honor. fans are encower ranked to wear something "star wars" related on december 10th. >> tonight's live illinois lottery drawing is coming up next. >> after that, jim ramsey will be with us. he has the force, you know and a word, too on warmer days ahead and your first look at the thanksgiving forecast. >> december 10th is a friday. >> good. >> while the bears rested, packers were on the job against the vibings, making life miserable for brett favre. highlights in post-game and a complete look at your nfl sunday. >> violent fiery nascar. three got the cup. we'll tell you who. >> the story coming up at 9:40 on "instant replay." i love my curves. but the love i have for strawberry shortcake, red velvet cake and key lime pie,
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it would be nice and warm tomorrow, but -- >> i have to tell you, it's nice and warm right now, 60 degrees. 60 in northwest suburban wheeling and midway airport is 60. almost 60 at o'hare, but not quite. we do have a chance tomorrow, maybe seeing a 70 or two in the area, but don't get too excited. it may be mixed with rain across the area. we'll talk about that in a mowment. time lapse picture, in lieu of rain, a lot of clouds up there, hazy conditions across a big part of the chicago area. overall, not a bad day if you didn't mind putting up with the
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wind. it's windy, now gusting 20-30- miles per hour. in fact at this hour, o'hare reported a 35-mile per hour gust. this chart shows a high in chicago of 56 degrees. that's as of 7:00 tonight, the temperature continues to rise and we are up to 59 presently at o'hare, but look at the cold air that is waiting it will take a week to get in here, but probably by friday, the way it looks at the moment, we'll have quite a plunge in temperatures. readings across the area at this hour, everybody universally mild. we'll probably top out in the low 60s before the night is over. as for dew points, fairly high, that's to be expected. plenty of atmospheric moisture, so we are expecking rainshowers, visibility is down because all all of the haze. here's the wind coming out of the south, 10-20-miles per hour and look at these wind gusts,
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o'hare, 35-miles per hour. time lapse. by the time it finally gets in here, keeping daytime highs as we go into the weekend 30 degrees at best, some areas may not get out of the 20s, but it will be a big drop in temperatures by then. what else is going on? radar is showing something southwest of the chicago area. we don't have any rainfall reports in the 9:00 readings, so we are watching that closely, but if it is raining at your house, that's the radar to prove it. upper peninsula of michigan, big storms out west dumping as much as a foot to two feet of snow in the northern sierra mountains of california. probably excited skiers in western colorado as well. plenty of snow coming down in those areas. the red areas indicated on the map are in fact winter storm
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warnings, more freezing rain possible for the minneapolis/st. paul area. >> now, let's check our forecast. for tonight, cloudy skies and showers possibly. low temperature, 53-58. in other words, steady temperatures across the region. tomorrow, continued cloudy with periods of rain and believe it or not, we might see a thunderstorm, 63-67 degrees. tomorrow, rain should stop and the air will turn cold. by tuesday, we are looking at a high of 43-47. still a little breezy out there and a few clouds as well. the seven-day forecast, temperatures fall off fast about thanksgiving day. there will be some rain in the area for wednesday, thursday and the cold air mixes in, the rain could change to snow by friday morning. probably not much of an accumulation, we are still watching that possibility, however, we'll keep you posted, no doubt, but temperatures do try to recover a little going into next weekend. what a week.
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>> incredible. >> we made it this far. >> snow is inevitable. >> oh, yeah. >> you are talking maybe 70s tomorrow and it's almost thanksgiving. >> first, it was the college athletes, now it's just the ordinary citizens. >> next, chicago residents get a chance to play some football at wrigley field. with capital one's venture card,
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that 1257th annual chicago pow-wow held at navy pier. dozens put on a display of native american music and dance. the two day event was hosted by the american indian center of chicago. >> randolph street merchants hosted their annual holiday market. some 70 vendors offering gifts and collectibles. the two day shopping extravaganza, significant discounts on all gifts in all price ranges. including in the asortment,
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vintage and modern goods and a percentage of the market profits are being donated to support our troops with a uso donation. >> the newest "harry potter" movie breaks a record -- harry potter and the deathly hallows earned more than $125 million this week. previous record was $102 million. it was the 7th film in the series, part two comes out in july. here's a look at the other box office winners -- [ male announcer ] little oliver had a fog horn nose. it shattered his tissue with hurricane blows. no person or place was safe from the spray. but his mom had new puffs ultra soft & strong to save the day. with lotion-free pillows to cushion the force. puffs holds up better than value tissue of course.
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appraiser: conservatively it would be worth 2 in the bush. woman: really? appraiser: it's just beautiful, thank you so much for bringing it in. woman: unbelievable anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. >> crowds may have cleared out of wrigleyville the day after the northwestern football game, but others fill in their place. >> it was not over, hundreds of fans got a chance to play football at wrigley field and raise money for chicago cubs
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charities. football playing wannabes could spend 50 minutes on the field for the touchdown at wrigley field. >> we are still hoping that maybe next year, they will consider having another football game out there. it would be a good idea. >> any way, that's the news for us for this sunday night, i'm robert jordan. >> and i'm jackie bange. "instant replay" with rich king is coming up next. have a good night, everyone.
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